In the 1940s, this new US coin started rumors that the Mint had created it as a tribute to Joseph Stalin.
Dime. An engraving of the head of recently deceased Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt appeared on new dimes in 1946. The letters JS below the head sparked stories it was a tribute to communist dictator Joseph Stalin. Actually, JS stood for John Sinnock, who designed the coin. He was accused of adapting it from a bas-relief by black sculptor Selma Burke.